Medication/Drug: Onglyza (Saxagliptin)
More Information About Onglyza
Onglyza aids in the maintenance of type 2 diabetes. Patients often use Onglyza as a part of a complete treatment program including diet, exercise and weight management. The drug helps control high blood sugar and regulates the levels of insulin the body produces.
Onglyza assists in the treatment of diabetes by increasing the levels of a natural substance called incretins. Incretins aid in helping the body control blood sugar by increasing insulin, particularly following a meal. Additionally, incretins also lessen the amount of sugar your liver produces.
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ONGLYZA CASE EVALUATION
History of Onglyza Warnings
Since its introduction in 2010, Onglyza has been used as an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. However, as early as 2011, information about possible serious side effects— including pancreatic cancer—were added to the medication’s warnings.
A number of 2013 studies, including one co-led by Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, found the use of the type 2 diabetes medication increased the risk of heart failure. There were also reported links between use of the medication and abnormal pre-cancerous cells in the pancreas.
In 2015, Onglyza reported $768 million in sales. That same year an FDA panel said the medication should carry a warning about an increased risk of heart failure.
Nevada Onglyza Product Liability Case
The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm is handling Onglyza product liability lawsuits for men and women who have experienced serious side effects from the use of the drug. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with issues such as heart failure, pancreatitis, or pancreatic cancer, and believe it could be linked to use of Onglyza, we want to evaluate your potential case. Please call us for a no-cost consultation at (702) 444-4444, or complete our online Free Case Review Form.
Call us today if you know someone who has experienced negative side effects as a result of taking Onglyza as treatment for type 2 diabetes.